Associate-Membership exam

The exam is one of two essential elements in our Professional Review process. It is the final assessment of your suitability for the AMIStructE designation.

The Associate-Membership exam is one of two essential elements you must complete to become an Associate-Member of the Institution. The other is the Professional Review interview.

You can attempt the exam before or after your interview - whichever option suits you best.


What’s involved?

The exam requires you to consider the details of a construction project.

The details are presented in the format of a brief and proposed design solution passed to your design office by a Chartered Structural Engineer.


Exam format

The exam is seven hours long.

You must answer one question from a choice of four. All questions have two sections and both parts must be satisfactorily answered to achieve a pass:

Section 1 (30% of total mark) tests your knowledge of structural engineering design practice, including drawing and detailing, and the conveying of design information on-site.

Section 2 (70% of total mark) establishes your familiarity with an incorporated engineer's normal responsibilities for managing and organising construction processes in a structural engineering office.


Apply to sit the exam

Just submit an Expression of Interest form at least three months before the exam date to register your interest.

Once processed you will be sent an exam entry form by the end of April (for the July exam). You will also be sent an exam entry form if you are re-sitting the exam. A fee is applicable for each exam attempt.

Two weeks before the exam you will receive your candidate number and details of your chosen venue, along with a few final reminders for the day.

This information is sent to you by email, so please ensure your contact details are up to date in My Account

Monday 27 September 2021 (entry forms issued late June 2021).


Exam centres near you

Candidates sit our exam all over the world. We will try and find a convenient location for you.

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